How to Clean a Carburetor of a Briggs & Stratton 500 Series Engine

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How to Clean a Carburetor of a Briggs & Stratton 500 Series Engine
You should clean the Briggs and Stratton 500 carburettor occasionally. (moteur de moto image by Emmanuel MARZIN from

The carburettor on the Briggs and Stratton 500 series needs to be cleaned occasionally. You must clean the carburettor on the 500 series, like on any engine, in a certain way so you don't harm the cleaner or the carburettor.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Disassemble the carburettor completely. Remove all rubber and plastic parts. This includes the choke valves and pickup tubes.

  2. 2

    Soak metal parts in a carburettor cleaner. Soak all metal parts for one hour in carburettor cleaner, which you can get at your local automotive store.

  3. 3

    Remove the cleaner from the carburettor. Wash the carburettor cleaner off of the carburettor with kerosene. Allow the carburettor to dry before putting it back together.

Tips and warnings

  • Carburettor cleaners are strong chemicals capable of dissolving paint, rust and human skin. Avoid breathing the fumes and protect your hands by wearing rubber gloves.

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